Bayer Honored at National 4-H Legacy Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer was recognized for helping foster the next generation of STEM leaders in agriculture with the National 4-H Council’s 2019 Corporate Leadership Award during ceremonies this week in Washington, D.C. Bayer was recognized for its nationwide partnership with 4-H on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) STEM program called Science Matters, which since 2017 has provided more than 25,000 youth across …

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Happy National Ag Day!

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed today as National Ag Day, the third year that the administration has publicly recognized National Ag Day as a salute to the contributions of America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. USDA officials and the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee joined members of the agricultural community gathered in Washington DC yesterday evening to kick off …

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ForwardFarming with Bayer

Carrie Muehling

One of the topics discussed at the 2019 Bayer Agvocacy Forum was the company’s ForwardFarming initiative, which partners with exemplary farmers from around the globe to host field days where influencers can see what sustainable agriculture looks like in practice. Bayer Project Manager for the U.S. ForwardFarming Initiative Becky Langer said the events provide opportunities to learn what sustainability looks …

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Precision Ag Bytes 3/13

Carrie Muehling

AgBiome Innovations™, the commercial arm of AgBiome™, introduced Lektivar™ 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight, and many others. TerrAvion announced a new partnership with FarmLogs, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based farm management software provider. The partnership will allow FarmLogs customers to add high-resolution …

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BASF Excited About Revysol

Carrie Muehling

After 10 years of research and development, BASF shared its new Revysol technology with those attending the 2019 BASF Science Behind event, held just before the Commodity Classic in Orlando. Revysol technology will be part of two new products available for the 2019 growing season, pending registration. More details are forthcoming about Veltyma for corn and Revytek for soybeans, but …

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FMC Authority® Supreme Tackles Resistant Weeds

Cindy Zimmerman

Resistant weeds is a wide spread concern around the country and new FMC Authority® Supreme is helping farmers from the Midwest to the Mid-South take on the challenge. “Authority Supreme was a new product for 2018, we had a limited launch, limited quantities,” said FMC technical service manager Matthew Wiggins at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show last week in …

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Precision Ag Bytes 3/6

Carrie Muehling

South Dakota State University and University of Kentucky plant pathologists have confirmed that Cercospora sojina, a soybean pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot, has shown resistance to QoI fungicides (quinone outside inhibitor, strobilurin, e.g. active ingredients in Headline and Quadris) in South Dakota. Dr. Todd Wehner has been added to the team of instructors for the upcoming class of the …

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Stoneville Legacy Club Welcomes New Growers

Cindy Zimmerman

Cotton growers from the Southeast, Delta and South Texas regions were honored last week for their high yields at the annual Stoneville® Legacy Club™ celebration held in Destin, Florida. The club, now in its third year, recognizes cotton growers for their advanced knowledge and skill used to maximize their yield and profit potential, as well as produce high-quality fiber. Twenty …

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Luke Perry’s Ties to Farming and Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Luke Perry is being eulogized for many reasons upon his sudden passing this week at the age of 52, but not so much about his rural background and his support of biodiesel. Back in 2006, Luke Perry showed up at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego sporting an FFA jacket with his name on it and talked about the …

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2019 Bayer AgVocacy at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer had a lot going on at Commodity Classic this year. Kicking off with the pre-Classic AgVocacy Forum, Bayer had more experts than ever on a greater variety of topics since the integration with Monsanto last year. The Forum offered insights on trade, technology, the future of food and grower perspectives, as well as a chance to hear from Bayer …

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